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Classification by Network layer

Classification by Network layer Computer networks may be classified according to the network layer at which they operate according to some basic reference models that are considered to be standards …

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Classification by Scale

Classification by Scale Computer networks may be classified according to the scale or extent of reach of the network, for example as a Personal area network (PAN), Local area network …

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Classification by connection method

Classification by connection method Computer networks may be classified according to the technology that is used to connect the individual devices in the network such as HomePNA, Power line communication, …

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Classification by Functional Relationship

Classification by Functional Relationship Computer networks may be classified according to the functional relationships which exist between the elements of the network, for example Active Networking, Client-server and Peer-to-peer (workgroup) …

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Classification by Network Topology

Classification by Network Topology Computer networks may be classified according to the network topology upon which the network is based, such as Bus network, Star network, Ring network, Mesh network, …

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Classification by Services Provided

Classification by Services Provided Computer networks may be classified according to the services which they provide, such as Storage area networks, Server farms, Process control networks, Value-added network, SOHO network, …

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